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Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., studies how technology can improve health. She and her team developed a low-cost, portable fiber optic microscope that allows doctors to easily test for cervical cancer.
May 20, 2020

How a tablet computer and mobile van are improving cancer detection

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., of Rice University, has devoted her career to understanding how technology can improve health and save...

Diagnostic Imaging
Karen Pierce, Ph.D., plays with a toddler referred to her program by a local pediatrician.
May 06, 2020

Eye tracking technology holds promise for earlier autism diagnosis

What if you could diagnose autism just by looking at how a child's eyes move? While the technology is...

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Adult blacklegged ticks are about the size of a sesame seed.
April 20, 2020

On the front lines against Lyme disease

Blacklegged ticks, or deer ticks, are tiny. But the problems they cause, like Lyme disease, can be big. Most humans...

Lyme Disease
April 15, 2020

3 key research highlights from NIH’s diabetes branch

Can taking a daily vitamin D supplement prevent diabetes? Which is better for lowering your risk of diabetes: lifestyle changes...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

April 08, 2020

New options for treating type 2 diabetes in kids and teens

Helping kids with diabetes is a passion for National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical researcher Stephanie Chung, M.B.B...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes
April 07, 2020

5 questions about intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of attention recently—everyone from celebrities to social media influencers is talking about it. The...

Intermittent Fasting

Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., took the helm of NIBIB in January 2019.
April 06, 2020

Celebrating 20 years of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

For the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), 2020 is an important year. It marks the 20th anniversary of...

Medical Technology
Lisa Halvorson, M.D., wants to improve treatment and ultimately find a cure for women with endometriosis.
February 10, 2020

Improving endometriosis diagnosis through research and awareness

"We urgently need more research to better understand the basic biology behind the development of endometriosis." - Lisa Halvorson,...

Endometriosis

February 04, 2020

Treating vitiligo: Studies look for long-term options

"Many people believe that vitiligo is a rare disease," says National Institutes of Health-supported researcher John E. Harris, M...

Vitiligo
John Pandolfino, M.D., is trying to improve treatment for people experiencing heartburn.
January 22, 2020

What’s new in heartburn research?

Working with NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, John Pandolfino, M.D., studies how to...

Heartburn

Courtney Fitzhugh, M.D., is working to expand treatment options for sickle cell patients of all ages.
January 20, 2020

Investigating bone marrow transplants: A cure for some sickle cell disease patients

Sickle cell disease (SCD) specialists have performed bone marrow transplants in children since the 1990s. This procedure is the only...

Sickle Cell Disease
Russell E. Ware M.D., Ph.D., meets with a young sickle cell patient in Africa.
January 14, 2020

Treating sickle cell disease in children around the world

Russell E. Ware, M.D., Ph.D., had been researching sickle cell disease (SCD) in the U.S. for about 10...

Sickle Cell Disease

John Tisdale, M.D. (left), and Griffin Rodgers, M.D., lead sickle cell disease research at NIH.
January 13, 2020

Updates from NIH’s sickle cell disease scientists

Many people with sickle cell disease (SCD) are healthier and living longer thanks in part to research led and supported...

Sickle Cell Disease
David Irwin, M.D., cares for people with dementia and studies the disease to help improve their lives.
December 02, 2019

Lewy body dementia research seeks faster, earlier diagnosis

Imagine driving and forgetting where you're going. Or feeling tremors in your hands when you try to pick up...

Lewy Body Dementia

November 20, 2019

How to help someone with anxiety

Wondering how you can help a friend, family member, or co-worker who is overwhelmed by anxiety? We spoke to David...

Anxiety
Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., is a scientist emeritus with NIH’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
November 14, 2019

Speaking up about stuttering

"Stuttering gets no respect as a disorder," says stuttering expert Dennis Drayna, Ph.D. "People think of it as...

Stuttering

November 12, 2019

4 common myths and facts about stuttering

"There's a great deal of misunderstanding about stuttering," says Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., a scientist emeritus with NIH’s...

Stuttering
November 04, 2019

What’s new in anxiety research?

Daniel Pine, M.D., studies how differences in our brains can affect our mental health. Through their work at the National...

Anxiety

Michael Twery, Ph.D., and his team at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute help support sleep disorder research.
October 31, 2019

Wake-up call: How sleep impacts our minds and bodies

For more than 25 years, scientists at NIH have studied human sleep habits. They've researched everything from how sleep affects...

Sleep Apnea
Angela Christiano, Ph.D., has studied alopecia for decades.
August 29, 2019

Close to home: NIH researcher and alopecia patient seeks a cure

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., is not a typical researcher. Dr. Christiano studies a hair loss disease called alopecia areata. She...

Alopecia Areata